50 in 50
Presenters: Guy Steele and Richard Gabriel
Sponsors: Melbourne University and YOW! 2010 Developer Conference
Programming languages - what’s to learn from them? Relics of the past; we know how to design them / to use them. Types / messages / invocation / loops / numbers / methods / big ol’ libraries / lots of = signs.
Heh, but what is programming, and what roles do programming languages play in that process? We have learned a lot over the last five decades: organizing principles, established conventions, theory, fashions, and fads. “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
In this talk we survey what we think are the most important lessons of the past that future programmers - and future programming language designers -ought not forget. We illustrate each lesson by discussing specific programming languages of the past, and endeavor to shine what light we can on the future.
You are invited to join us for a special presentation as part of the YOW! 2010 Conference Series. A unique opportunity to experience the history and evolution of programming languages. Rave aclaims from ACM HOPL, OOPSLA and JAOO Conferences.
Presentation followed by our YOW! Conference reception being held at INU Bar in the Student Union on the campus of Melbourne University. Food and drink along with a chance to network with YOW! Conference attendees and all of the YOW! 2010 speakers.
Map of Melbourne University and Copland Theatre
The Melbourne School of Engineering attracts students and staff of outstanding ability from across the world. The School is acknowledged internationally for excellence in research and teaching.
Engineering has been taught continuously at the University of Melbourne since 1861, following the creation of the School of Engineering in November 1860. The school opened with one lecturer and 15 students, attending lectures on two evenings each week.....read more.....
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